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What happens if both the president and
vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office?
The answer is far from certainâ€”in fact, what follows would
be nothing short of total political chaos.
Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton
Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr
Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has
festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United
Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB
officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are
headed overseas to Washington D.C. Noon on January
20thâ€”Inauguration Dayâ€”is only hours away. A flaw in the
Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential
succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin
intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest.
Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long
thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. Heâ€™s aided
by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of Americaâ€™s
oldest fraternal organizationâ€”the Society of Cincinnatiâ€”a
group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents,
including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what
was intended to be Americaâ€™s 14th colonyâ€”Canada.
In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen
extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House
itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also
confront a crippling fear that heâ€™s long denied, but which
now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berryâ€™s trademark mix of
history and speculation is all here in this provocative new
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